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Curfew in Raj's Karauli after arson, stone pelting during religious procession

The rally was being taken out on the occasion of 'Nav Samvatsar', the first day of Hindu New Year.

PTI Written by: PTI Jaipur Updated on: April 02, 2022 21:03 IST
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Curfew in Raj's Karauli after arson, stone pelting during religious procession

Highlights

  • A two-wheeler and a shop were set ablaze after some unidentified persons allegedly pelted stones
  • Arson took place in the tension, which erupted with stone pelting on the rally
  • The rally was being taken out on the occasion of 'Nav Samvatsar'

A two-wheeler and a shop were set ablaze after some unidentified persons allegedly pelted stones at a motorcycle rally taken out as part of a religious procession on Saturday, an official said. Following this, curfew was imposed to maintain law and order, he said. The rally was being taken out on the occasion of 'Nav Samvatsar', the first day of Hindu New Year.

“Arson took place in the tension, which erupted with stone pelting on the rally while it was passing through a Muslim-dominated area. At least one bike and one shop have been torched,” a source in the police control room said. “Curfew has been imposed. Additional police force has been deployed to maintain law and order,” Rajendra Singh Shekhawat, district collector, Karauli, said. He said that the arson took place at several places and that the situation is tense but under control.

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